Selected New Books on Higher Education
October 14, 2013
Advancing Social Justice: Tools, Pedagogies, and Strategies to Transform Your Campus, by Tracy Davis and Laura M. Harrison (Jossey-Bass; 240 pages; $42). Argues for a “Social Justice 2.0” born of a frank assessment of social-justice education.
B+ Grades, A+ College Application: How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Standout Admissions Essay, and Get Into the Perfect School for You—Even with Less-Than-Perfect-Grades, by Joie Jager-Hyman (Ten Speed Press; 246 pages; $14.99). Offers advice to B-range students on such topics as showcasing extracurriculars and getting into a top college through the “side door” of a two-year program.
Cheating Lessons: Learning From Academic Dishonesty, by James M. Lang (Harvard University Press; 256 pages; $26.95). Applies cognitive theory in a study of elements of course design and classroom practice that promote or discourage cheating.
Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education, by Michel Anteby (University of Chicago Press; 231 pages; $25). An ethnographic study of Harvard Business School that focuses on how faculty and students are socialized in proper business standards through a process characterized by open-ended directives and specifics left unspoken, but present in routines; draws on the author’s experience as a faculty member.
Higher Education Systems 3.0: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance, edited by Jason E. Lane and D. Bruce Johnstone (State University of New York Press; 323 pages; $75 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Essays that re-envision multicampus systems; topics include balancing institutional independence and system coordination.
Policing the Campus: Academic Repression, Surveillance, and the Occupy Movement, edited by Anthony J. Nocella II and David Gabbard (Peter Lang Publishing; 223 pages; $39.95). Topics include the repression of student activism and how security and surveillance practices on campuses are undermining free inquiry and exchange. ORDER HERE: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433113112/ref=catharticproc-20
The Relevance of Higher Education: Exploring a Contested Notion, edited by Timothy L. Simpson (Lexington Books; 221 pages; $90). Writings by historians, political scientists, and education philosophers on such topics as civic education in the lives of students and how academic freedom figures in the defense of the humanities.
The Scholar’s Survival Manual: A Roadmap for Students, Faculty, and Administrators, by Martin H. Krieger (Indiana University Press; 416 pages; hardcover, $25 paperback). Covers every stage of an academic career, beginning with graduate school, and includes such topics as writing and publication, job seeking, grants, and the “scholarly ethos.”
Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability, edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey (Harvard Education Press; $60 hardcover, $29.95 paperback). Essays on such topics as cost-effective analysis in higher education, MOOCs and other online learning, and alternative paths to student credentials.
Student Diversity at the Big Three: Changes at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton Since the 1920s, by Marcia Graham Synnott (Transaction Publishers; 371 pages; $49.95). Traces changes in admissions policies regarding Jews, Catholics, women, African-Americans, and other groups.
A Student Guide to Study Abroad, by Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, Allan Goodman, and Cyril Taylor (Institute of International Education/American Institute for Foreign Study; 302 pages; $14.95). Topics include choosing a program, costs, cultural immersion, staying safe, and incorporating one’s experience in a job search; draws on a survey of nearly 350 students.
Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education, edited by Mary Beth Combs and Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt (Fordham University Press; 372 pages; $65). Writings on a Jesuit approach to engaged pedagogy; topics include applying Ignatian principles in legal education and teaching poverty in America through the arts.